I Have Idiopathic Gastroparesis

Melissa Murdock

I’m Melissa, am 38, and have been diagnosed with GP since March 2017. I believe it all started after I was put on an antibiotic for an ear infection. Within a few days I started having issues. I’ve had 4 failed PICC lines/2 TPN rounds and a failed J Tube. I am waiting for the insurance to approve a bypass surgery to remove about 75% of my stomach. I’m very blessed and married my husband at the end of June (the day after getting a PICC placed). We have a big, busy family, we each have 3 kids (yes that’s 6 total) and are a proud US Navy family. I have horror story after horror story of ER visits/hospital stays but I will continue to fight. For myself, husband and kids 💚

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We created this website to provide the public with additional information regarding Gastroparesis. It is our goal to connect users with our Facebook advocacy group, “Gastroparesis: Fighting for Change.”

Our Gastroparesis: Fighting for Change Facebook group was formed to unite people with Gastroparesis and other digestive and motility disorders to work for change. It is not a typical GP support group, as we do not discuss personal medical issues. Rather, we established this as a place where members can discuss ideas regarding our mission, vision, goals, needs, services, and resources to work toward solutions. So if you want to make a difference for our GP community, we encourage you to share your ideas! Additionally, we need you to help us fight for changes in legislation! Also, you can help raise funds! Finally, you can help spread awareness! Please join our main group. We would love to have you!

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